The Health Benefits To Decluttering Your Life

June 30, 2016

Stressed out? The clutter around your home could be to blame.  


Dejunking, decluttering, minimalizing, simplifying – whichever you choose to call it, is an increasingly popular trend these days. But what does it mean, and how does it help your mental health?

Did you know that your home often acts as a mirror to your current emotional state? Maybe your junk drawer is more along the lines of an entire junk room. Maybe you’re not ready to part ways with that clunky old piece of furniture that hasn’t been used in years. Maybe you’ve become so used to all that built-up clutter in your house that you don’t even think twice about it anymore.

Unfortunately, even though we may not directly realize it, the side affect of having our homes packed to the brim full of things we don’t need is that it takes its toll on our mental, emotional and physiological health. Here’s how:

- Excess clutter sparks mental stress and frustration when you can’t find what you need when you need it.

- It develops emotional stress when you feel incompetent, because you realize you should be clearing out the clutter – but perhaps it’s beyond your control or energy level.

- It makes way for a claustrophobic feeling, also creating physical stress by forcing you to maneuver through tight, cramped spaces in your home.


The good news is that all this is very easily fixable. The benefits of clearing out the clutter in your home, building or estate include:

- Getting rid of the excess clutter leads to less physical and emotional stress.

- Simplifying your home means simplifying your mind.

- You won’t feel so ashamed to show off your home or building.

- A house clear of clutter provides you with more clarity and focus.


Have a major clean out, decluttering or dejunking project on your hands? Sanford & Son specializes in home and estate clean up and junk removal. We can also handle office, business and warehouse trash or junk clean outs in the Maryland, Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia, Pasadena, Glen Burnie and Severna Park areas. Call 410-746-5090 to schedule your decluttering appointment today!